What a lovely click by my brother Dr. Varun Prabhavalkar… taken from our building terrace at Haji Ali Park.
Tags: Diwali, Festival, Happy Diwali, Holidays, India, Lakshmii Pooja, Mumbai
Tags: Europe, Fira, Greece, Island, Mediterranian, Oia, Photography, Santorini, Summer, Travel, Travel and Tourism
When one thinks of Santorini a beautiful white and blue post card picture comes to the mind. Well, I have been lucky enough to have visited and stayed in this post card twice in the last 5 years. This summer I revisited Santorini with my husband and friends and was enchanted all over by this beautiful volcanic island!
This is a quick snap from the flight.. promising a great holiday right there!
We checked into our hotel in Fira – the main stunning cliff-perched town. The next few pictures are of the hotel and the surrounding areas. Needless to say, the view from our ‘Hotel Galini’ was breathtaking.
One of the most famous things of Santorini is the magnificent sunset form Oia. So in the evening we took our bikes and rode to Oia. On the way we came across many picture-perfect and romantic sights.
At Oia we enjoyed this pleasant sunset experience with some great wine at the Sunset Cafe. The cafe was obviously buzzing with tourists like us.
The next morning we decided to ride all the way to Perissa beach to capture some interesting photos,soak up the sun and sip happy cocktails at the beach!
At the end of this short stay in Santorini, we relaxed for the last few hours at the Thira port and then took an evening ferry to Athens.
Pictures by me and my beloved @RonitRoy
Tags: Cappadocia, Europe, Goreme, Holiday, Hot air balloon, Hot-air, Photography, Summer, Sunrise, Tourism, tourist activity, Travel, Turkey
And here is my favorite bit about Cappadocia.
Hot-air ballooning is a very popular tourist activity in the Goreme province of Cappadocia. It is a tad expensive but I think it is an experience totally worth the price and the trouble of waking up really early (you need to get there before sunrise).
What an awesome sight! Sunrise!!
Again, if you can afford it, you must do it. But if you are on a budget and can’t afford it, at least get out there at sunrise and enjoy the view of a 100 colourful balloons floating above you in the beautiful sky. You won’t regret it!
Pictures by me and my husband @RonitRoy
Tags: Cappadocia, Europe, Goreme, Honeymoon destination, Nevsehir, Photography, Summer, Tourism, Travel, Turkey
Cappadocia is a historical region in from the Nevşehir Province in Turkey. It is a popular tourist destination, as it has many areas with unique geological, historic, and cultural features.
In my recent trip to Cappadocia, I had an opportunity to visit a few of the many magnificent cave houses, ancient churches, underground cities and monasteries in Cappadocia. And believe me; I have never seen anything like this in my life! Unique, beautiful and surreal – this city has left a very strong impression on my mind and I recommend it to everyone who plans to visit Turkey.
A little bit about these mysterious structures that you see in the photos:
What you see are sedimentary rocks formed in lakes and streams that erupted from ancient volcanoes approximately 9 to 3 million years ago. These structures underlie the entire Cappadocia region.
The rocks near Göreme (one of the regions in Cappadocia) eroded into hundreds of spectacular pillars and minaret-like forms. People of the villages at the heart of Cappadocia carved out houses, churches and monasteries from these soft rocks of volcanic deposits.
Pictures by me and my husband @Ronitroy
Tags: India, Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Pondy, South India, TamilNadu, Tourism, Travel
Last month I was lucky enough to get an opportunity to travel to Pondicherry with my mother!
We took a flight from Mumbai to Chennai and hired a car at Chennai airport to drop us to Pondy. On our way we visited Mahabalipuram as well.
Mahabalipuram, also known as Mamallapuram in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, is around 60 km south from the city of Chennai. It is an ancient historic town made up of mostly rock-cut monuments clearly spelling Buddhist elements in their design. Mahabalipuram is very close to the sea and has beautiful cave temples, chariots and sculpted rock-cut walls.
The following 4 days in Pondicherry were filled with amazing French, Franco-Tamil and Chettinad cuisine.
Pondicherry has a lot to offer actually… from clean beaches to French colonial architecture, from pretty lanes, to backwaters, from forts to churches and from great shopping markets to Auroville… there’s really a lot to see and do.
I really hope you like the photos – the view of Pondy from my little iPhone. Totally recommend a visit!
Have I introduced you to Cherry before? I don’t think so.
Meet Cherry! The newest member of our family. She is a 10 months old Beagle.
Cherry likes cartons, bottles, clothes and shoes. Basically all chew-able things.
She is still very young and we have made several attempts to train her… but lets just say it is difficult to train a dog as curious and spirited as Cherry.
Well, I’m only introducing her in this little collage. Will keep you posted on her growth in the coming posts.
Happy New year everyone!
Have a blast!
This is my second visit to Lisbon in the last 5 years. I don’t know what it is about Portugal that takes me back to the country.
Is it the food? the wine? the people? or the weather?
Is it because of my sweet memories in Rossio or the Vasco Da Gama bridge or the color of the sea?
I can’t explain… so I’ll let the pictures talk.
In Portugal, every time you click you camera button, you think you have taken a postcard pic. The place is simply beautiful.
Tags: Andalucia, Europe, Holiday, Photography, Sevilla, Seville, Spain, Summer, Travel
So this year, my husband and I decided to take a summer trip to Spain. Just a few days after our decision, another couple from our friends decided to join us on this trip. The planning went on for months and finally, we started our journey to Spain on 25th May. We started with Madrid, then went to Seville, then Malaga and then Barcelona. Unfortunately, the other couple had limited holidays, so they had to return to Mumbai from Barcelona; my husband and I continued our trip to Lisbon and then London.
Although I visited so many cities in this trip and as you would imagine, clicked thousands of photos, I am using this post only to show you a glimpse of Seville – our most favourite city in Spain!
Sevilla (Seville) is the capital of Andalucia region in southern Spain. The city is situated on the banks of the beautiful and serene Guadalquivir River. Buzzing festivals, bright colours, bullfights and Flamenco happen to be some of the most popular features of Seville.
Seville is developing itself more and more as a cycling city. The large and omnipresent cycle lanes give you an opportunity to discover this city in a fun, safe and quick way. Cycling is also an easy way to discover the lesser known suburbs of Seville. So we chose to hire bikes and ride!
I don’t think my pics can to justice to this beautiful toy city. Our experience in Seville was so rejuvenating that even now when I close my eyes and remember this city, I feel kind of mesmerized.
To cut it short… here is my final line. Do not miss Seville when you visit Spain.
Tags: Friend, Friendship, Life, Nostalgia, Thoughts
Friendship is not saying the right thing at the right time
Friendship is covering for your friend because he would do the same for you
Friendship is to forgive mistakes because loyalty and relationship is what matters more
Friendship is not having to say “you are a bitch” but knowing it and living with it
Friendship is not about picking sides.. it’s about being there for your friend whenever he needs you
Friendship is about fighting and getting back.. not about holding grudges.
Friendship is not about right and wrong.. it’s about seeing from your friend’s perspective
Friendship is fights, confrontation and being true.. even if that seems intimidating
Friendship was when I told you that I care .. and when I told you you are being stupid.. and when I asked you to be careful.. and when you did the same for me
Friendship was when we cried together and we laughed together.. when I did silly things and you asked me if I was out of my mind
Friendship was when we loved unconditionally and we sacrificed generously.. when pretence was not a part of our life
Friendship was beautiful while it lasted. Unfortunately, it did not last forever.